ARPN Journal of Systems and Software
Most organizations use an increasing number of applications and services to solve specific business problems. In many cases, these applications and services exist on different platforms and were created at different times. The challenge that most organizations now face is to provide a method by which these applications can work together to address business goals that constantly evolve. This paper presents a practical guide for gathering application integration requirements. It discusses the major challenges involved and shows how organizations can adapt application integration environment to meet those challenges. The guide is not designed to show exactly which technologies to use in integration solution.